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The speakers discuss the situation of women in Afghanistan, the emergence of women as a political force, and the challenges to implementing the equal rights status in the new constitution, which Gailani helped to write. Gailani, chairperson of the Afghan Red Crescent Society, served as a delegate to the Emergency Loya Jirga -- The Grand Council -- of 2002, a gathering that elected Hamid Karzai as the President of Transitional Government of Afghanistan. Nirschel, founder of the Initiative to...
Topics: Women, Afghanistan, Politics, Lectures, Middlebury College
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The 1992-1995 battle for Sarajevo was the longest siege in modern history. It was also the most internationalized, attracting a vast contingent of aid workers, UN soldiers, journalists, smugglers, and embargo-busters. The city took center stage under an intense global media spotlight, becoming the most visible face of post-Cold War conflict and humanitarian intervention. However, some critical activities took place backstage, away from the cameras, including extensive clandestine trading across...
Topics: Sarajevo (Bosnia and Hercegovina), Smuggling, Black market, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Jeff Langholtz is associate professor of International Environmental Policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California. He is founder and director of the Monterey Institute's Conservation Leadership Practicum and former head of its 70-student master's program in International Environmental Policy. Middlebury/Monterey lecture series
Topics: Environmental protection, Africa, Latin America, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Doyle engages student athletes in an interactive discussion of the principles of sportsmanship. Dan Doyle is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for International Sport, considered by many to be the foremost sports education initiative in the world. The Sporting News named Dan as one of the most influential people in American sport. Middlebury College. Athletics
Topics: Sportsmanship, Sports, Honor, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Pinder surveys an array of Black American artists who have confronted the racial memories of the past in their work. Her lecture accompanies the exhibition at Middlebury College Museum of Art, Confronting history: contemporary artists envision the past. Kymberly Pinder is associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently chair of the Dept. of Art History, Theory, and Criticism. She is a visiting Twilight Scholar at Middlebury College, and an authority in the field...
Topics: African American art, African American artists, Walker, Kara Elizabeth, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Skinner explores the following questions: How hard can it be to reform the United States health care system? Have other countries figured out a better way? Why do health care costs vary so much across regions? What’s needed to fix American health care? And why is doing something about health care cost growth critical? Skinner is the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Chair of Economics at Dartmouth College and Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy...
Topics: Health care, Politics, United States, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Topics: Orientalism, East and West, Colonialism, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Daniel Clement Dennett is an American philosopher whose research centers on philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. He is currently the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies, the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and a University Professor at Tufts University. Nicholas R. Clifford symposium Part of the series entitled Celebrating Darwin's Legacy
Topics: Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882, Human evolution, Evolution (Biology), Lectures, Middlebury College
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Lecture about establishing a research question, designing a project and research methodology
Topics: Fieldwork (Educational method), Social sciences, Methodologies, Lectures, Middlebury College
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John Hewko is a nonresident senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program. His research focuses on international development issues, democracy promotion, and the countries of the former Soviet Union. International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: Economic assistance, Developing economies, Foriegn relations, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Discusses the multi-dimensional aspects of proportionality that are not often considered or understood in traditional 'just-war' theory. Jeff McMahan, an American philosopher, was educated at Oxford and Cambridge, and is currently professor of philosophy at Rutgers University. He has written extensively on normative and applied ethics. His publications include The Morality of Nationalism (co-edited with Robert McKim; Oxford, 1997) and The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life...
Topics: War, Proportionality (Ethics), Ethics, Lectures, Middlebury College
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An International Studies Colloquium presentation by Edward Knox, College Professor Emeritus, French. He has spoken and written on contemporary American writing about France, and now proposes to do an overview of how Americans have written about Italy in the last dozen years.
Topics: Italy, Travel, American authors, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Fravel examines China's efforts to settle territorial disputes. M. Taylor Fravel is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: China, Foriegn relations, Diplomacy, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Discusses the policy infrastructure necessary to protect and promote national security. Thomas Melia is Deputy Executive Director of Freedom House and Adjunct Professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His research activities and publications range from an examination of U.S. Congressional attitudes toward the career Foreign Service, to public opinion in democratizing Muslim countries, to post-conflict political development in Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Central...
Topics: National security, Democracy, International politics, Lectures, Middlebury College
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From a Buddhist perspective, "right view" is an enlightened understanding of reality as relational and dynamic. Inspired by new neuroscience, this presentation explores the development of such a view in the interest of understanding systems and interdependence. The focus will be natural patterns. Laura Sewall is Director, Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area and the Shortridge Coastal Area at Bates College. Howard E. Woodin colloquium lecture series
Topics: Attention, Psychology, Neuroscience, Lectures, Middlebury College
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This year's symposium focused on how national identities have been expressed, challenged and negotiated through film. The speakers present various perspectives. The German and Jewish director has been making films for more than four decades. In 1938, when he was nine years old, his family fled the Nazi regime to Uruguay. He returned to Germany in 1956. The topics of his films are international, frequently dealing with political struggles in Latin America and other parts of the world. Middlebury...
Topics: Motion pictures and literature, Cosmopolitainism, Film directors, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Examines an important figure of Italian fascist propaganda called the donna-crisi, or “crisis-woman,” as she is represented in several of Italy’s most widely-read satirical gazettes. The central argument is that these texts that shed significant light on how the crisis-woman functioned as an instrument of propaganda.
Topics: Italy, Fascism, Women, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Bacevich explains the nature and underlying logic of U.S. strategy in the global war on terror to date, and why that strategy has failed. It also provides a sense of where that failure leaves U.S. foreign policy at the end of the Bush administration, identifies the most significant legacies of the Bush era, and explains the most problematic constraints that the next U.S. president will face. Andrew J. Bacevich is a professor of international relations and history at Boston University....
Topics: United States, Foriegn relations, International diplomacy, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Moderator Jason Mittell and panelists Rebecca Bennette, Daniel Brayton, Rachael Joo, and Christian Keathley discuss how the relationship between memory and place functions in literature, art, and culture. This topic was inspired by the fact that we had just transformed our old library – which was the College’s centennial building in 1900 – into a center for literary and cultural studies. Jason Mittell, American Studies and Film & Media Culture; Rebecca Bennette, History; Rachel Joo,...
Topics: Memory, Landscape in literature, Group identity, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Colby Hill Ecological Project is a wilderness conservation and biodiversity monitoring effort on Vermont hill farms largely reclaimed by forest. Building a baseline of information about animals, plants and ecosystems, a handful of local researchers have worked to bring forth the story of the lands and document the legacy of a place conserved as "wild forever." Marc Lapin has been a consulting conservation biologist for two decades and now divides his work time between consulting and...
Topics: Wilderness areas, Biodiversity conservation, Vermont, Lectures, Middlebury College
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An analysis of the conservative movement, which Edwards believes has abandoned the ideals for which it once stood. Edwards is a Lecturer of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a member of the Princeton Project on National Security. He is also a Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Director of the Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership. International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: Conservatism, Republican Party, Political history, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Carroon speaks about incorporating "green" building techniques into restoring historic buildings. Jean Carroon, AIA, LEED, is Principal for Preservation at the architectural firm of Goody Clancy, Boston. Ms. Carroon, whose projects have included Trinity Church and the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston, is a national leader in appropriately integrating sustainable design with architectural preservation. Her lecture is part of the ongoing series exploring issues in design. Architecture...
Topics: Buildings, Sustainable architecture, Environmental studies, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Oxfeld examines the embedded meanings of food in a very local village context (Moonshadow Pond Village, Mei Xian, Guandong) and the way food is used to create meaning and to create relationships. Ellen Oxfeld is Professor of Anthropology at Middlebury College. International Studies Colloquium Lunchtime series. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Mei Xian, Diet, Gardening, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Tom Tietenberg discusses the effectiveness of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. RGGI Inc. is a nonprofit corporation created to provide technical and administrative services to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative CO2 budget trading programs of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Tom Tietenberg is the...
Topics: Greenhouse gasses, Environmental economics, Climate change, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Internationally renowned artist Spencer Finch gives an illustrated lecture about his experiences producing public art installations. Finch's work probes both the transience and permanence of the human experience. His installations explore the phenomena of light, color and shadow, distilling works of poetry and literature, as well as engaging the natural world and the physical sciences. Spencer Finch is an American artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the...
Topics: Installations (Art), Public art, Art, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Discusses the long effort by the international community to "hold the line" on weapons of mass destruction, and Saddam Hussein's violation of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Visiting Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; former director, United Nations Special Commission on the Disarmament of Iraq (UNSCOM) Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Iraq War, Foriegn relations, Politics, Lectures, Middlebury College
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A review of issues affecting the U.S. economy includes entitlements, health care, energy, trade, immigration, education, and R&D development. Allan Hubbard formerly served as an Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director, National Economic Council. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Economics, United States, Economic policy, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Peter Baumann '10 addresses the Middlebury College Class of 2010. This video is part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archives.
Topics: Baccalaureate addresses, Student life
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International Studies Colloquium round table discussion with Ambassador Jeffrey Lunstead, Diplomat in Residence; Will Bellaimey ’10; Bilal Sarwary ’10; and Hamza Usmani ’10; moderated by Hillary Aidun '12. International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: Afghanistan, Postwar reconstruction, Afghanistan War, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Chris Wood is the president and CEO of Trout Unlimited Howard E. Woodin colloquium lecture series
Topics: Fish habitat improvement, Hunting, Fishing, Lectures, Middlebury College
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The panel discusses the role that ideas have played in shaping U.S. policy. Douglas Irwin discusses the role of ideas in U.S. trade policy with contrast to Great Britain's trade policy; David Colander discusses the role of ideas in shaping key aspects of the relationship between the U.S. and Latin America; and Murray Dry talks about the role ideas played in the time of Hamilton, Madison, and Jefferson between a Republican government and Federalism. Guest panelist: Douglas A. Irwin--Department...
Topics: Idea (Philosophy), Trade, Latin America, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Machácek discusses energy strategies and political relationships in the European countries and Russia. Machácek is deputy editor of Respekt Magazine in the Czech republic, and teaches at NYU Prague. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Natural gas, Energy production, Pipelines, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Learning about biological evolution presents particular challenges for students. Barriers to learning come in the form of students’ prior conceptions that conflict with the scientific perspective of biological change. Theory and research from developmental and educational psychology provide insight into these barriers. Helping students understand evolution is not simply a matter of adding to their existing knowledge, but rather, it means helping them to see the world in new and different...
Topics: Evolution (Biology), Science, Change (Psychology), Lectures, Middlebury College
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Professor Roberts discusses the emergence of race-based biotechnologies and how they relate to health. Dorothy Roberts is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, with joint appointments in the Departments of African American Studies and Sociology and as faculty fellow of the Institute for Policy Research. She has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues concerning reproduction, bioethics, and child welfare....
Topics: Biotechnology, Ethics of technology, Health and race, Lectures, Middlebury College
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MacCormack discusses one of the eight Millennium Development Goals, the problems faced in eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and the difficulty in encouraging the US to take more of a leadership role. Charles MacCormack is the president, chief executive officer, and a member of the board of directors of the Save the Children Foundation. Previously the president of World Learning, an organization which works to foster world peace through international education, he has also served as an...
Topics: Poverty, Government policy, Hunger, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Professor Blau’s talk addresses the following questions regarding gender earnings gap: What are the trends in the gender pay gap in the United States and what are the fundamental explanations for the gender pay gap? Can these explanations help us to understand why it has decreased? Also, has discrimination against women declined? And are there broad market-wide trends that help to explain the decrease in the gender pay gap? Specifically, have trends in the demand for labor favored women...
Topics: Sex discrimination, Women's issues, Wage disparity, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Bleich argues that Muslims have been constructed as ethno-racial outsiders in Western Europe over the past twenty years. Although the term "Muslim" was scarcely applied to immigrant communities in the decades following World War Two, the late 1980s and then the early 21st century marked two significant turning points in European conceptions of Muslims. He also argues that this construction of images was a political process, with media, political, and civic elites contributing to...
Topics: Muslims, Ethnic relations, Islam, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Explores the political origins of secure property rights for Russian businesses, based on survey evidence collected in 2004. Firms in regions with greater electoral competition are (1) better protected from government corruption, (2) more influential in shaping new rules and regulations at the regional level, and (3) more apt to have expanded or renovated their capital stock. Those that are members of business associations are also characterized by stronger property rights, though the impact of...
Topics: Russian Federation, Politics, Right of property, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Weber presents the basics of socially responsible investing with a focus on green investing, and she also discusses the viability of SRI for institutions such as colleges to use to grow their college endowments. Organizing Director at Responsible Endowments Coalition, Greater New York City Area; Adjunct Lecturer in American History at Borough of Manhattan Community College, LaGuardia, City College; Organizer at West Virginia Economic Justice Coalition; Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer at United...
Topics: Investments, Social responsibility of business, Higher education, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Bruce Winstein is the Samuel K. Allison Professor of Physics at The University of Chicago. His passion for Antonioni began in the mid 60s and has only intensified since. He has met and corresponded with Mr. and Mrs Antonioni. He has also taught two special courses at The University of Chicago on the subject "Ambiguity and the Nature of Reality in the films of Michelangelo Antonioni."
Topics: Michaelangelo Antonioni, Motion pictures, Italy, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Connects the nuclear reactor accident at Chernobyl with the demise of the Soviet Union. Christopher Marsh is Associate Professor of Political Science and Church-State Studies and Director of Asian Studies at Baylor University. His most recent book is Unparalleled Reforms: China's Rise, Russia's Fall, and the Interdependence of Transition, an examination of the divergent outcomes of the Soviet and Chinese attempts to reform their Communist systems. Dr. Marsh's previous books include Russia at...
Topics: Ukraine, Nationalism, Soviet Union, Lectures, Middlebury College
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This panel addresses national and transnational public health and the history of developmental aid. Nicholas R. Clifford symposium Part of the series entitled Beyond Rx: Global Health
Topics: World health, International relief, Humanitarian assistance, Lectures, Middlebury College
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The link is perhaps the single most revolutionary device within the web. While it shares certain attributes with the footnote, the endnote, and the citation, it lacks the long evolution that distinguish our print-based traditions of pointing readers to new and related materials. As a result, what it gains in immediacy it loses in its ability to reliably deliver not only the material its author intended to be delivered, but often over time, its ability to deliver anything at all. Through a...
Topics: Hypermedia, World Wide Web, Computer-assisted instruction, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Kinder discusses The Labyrinth Project, an art collective and research initiative on interactive cinema and database narrative at USC's Annenberg Center for Communication. Marsha Kinder is a Professor of Critical Studies, Comparative Literature, Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Southern California (USC) and Director of the Labyrinth Project. Kinder produces interactive narratives and installations in collaboration with visual artists and writers known for their experimentation with...
Topics: Interactive art, Interactive multimedia, Video art, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Haass--a member of the National Security Council staff for the first President Bush and the director of policy planning in the State Department for Bush II--contrasts the decisions that shaped the conduct of the two Iraq wars and makes a crucial distinction between the 1991 and 2003 conflicts, while offering an examination of the means and ends of U.S. foreign policy: how it should be made, what it should seek to accomplish, and how it should be pursued. Richard Haass is president of the...
Topics: Iraq War, 2003-, Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-, Persian Gulf War, 1991, Lectures,...
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This year's symposium focused on how national identities have been expressed, challenged and negotiated through film. The speakers present various perspectives. Domenichelli is a professor of English Literature and Comparative Literature at the University of Florence. He has published books on various subjects such as English Petrarchism, numerous 19th-century writers, and 16th- and 17th-century drama. He has been the national coordinator of research on the anti-theatrical prejudice in Europe...
Topics: Motion pictures, Popular culture in literature, European identity, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Thacker's research focuses on the effect of democracy on three aspects of development: health or human development, environmental quality, and economic openness. His research combines an empirical approach with classical historical analysis. Associate professor of International Relations, and Director of Latin American Studies program, Boston U. Author of the books: A centripetal theory of democratic governance and Big business, the state, and free trade: constructing coalitions in Mexico. Q...
Topics: Democratization, Empirical method, Statistical methods, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Rob Schlesinger '94 discusses his first book, an entertaining and well-researched study of White House speechwriters. Robert Schlesinger '94 is deputy assistant managing editor at US News & World Report. He is the author of White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters. International Studies Colloquium Lunchtime series. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Speechwriting, Ghostwriting, Presidents, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Karl F. Inderfurth, who worked in the U.N. and for the U.S. government specializing in South Asian affairs, gave a speech about the dynamic between India and the United States. Inderfurth started out by stating that India has a big role to play in today’s political climate. “India has emerged as one of the rising powers in the 21st century,” Inderfurth explained. “Along with China, it is one of the major powers on the Asian continent.” He then went on to state why the United States...
Topics: India, Foriegn relations, United States, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Schlessman is a professor of biology at Vassar and his research focuses on plant reproductive ecology and the evolution of sexual systems in plants. Nicholas R. Clifford symposium
Topics: Botany, Evolution (Biology), Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882, Lectures, Middlebury College
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The world is urbanizing: more than half of the global population lives in cities, and almost all the projected population growth in the coming decades will be in urban areas in the developing world. This is potentially worrisome, given that today's cities consume three-quarters of the world's natural resources and generate three-quarters of the world's waste. On the other hand, cities have the potential to be extremely efficient. In this talk, MIT Professor Judith Layzer considers how cities...
Topics: Sustainable urban development, Urban ecology, Cities and towns--Growth--Environmental aspects,...
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Rutland discusses the status of Russian democracy in the wake of the 2008 election. Peter Rutland is one of the West's leading commentators on contemporary Russian politics. He is a Professor of Government at Wesleyan University and the author of several books. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs Part of the series entitled Russian presidential election
Topics: Post-communism, Russian Federation, Elections, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Arthur Hertzberg delivers the inaugural Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies, examining the historical context that continues to form the religious and political atmosphere of the Middle East. In particular, he presents the Jewish and the Arab response to the Balfour Declaration of 1917. Hertzberg argues that progress toward peace in the Middle East would come only through agreements reached by means of intervention by the superpowers.
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Kinell reads from his own poems, intermingled with others he admires. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Galway Kinnell has worked for the Congress on Racial Equality and traveled widely in the Middle East and Europe. He has taught at several colleges and universities, including California, Pittsburgh, and New York. Nicholas R. Clifford symposium
Topics: Poetry, Oral interpretation of poetry, Literature, Lectures, Middlebury College
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A former intelligence officer offers an overview of the Iraq War and the intelligence process. Rossmiller '04 is National Security Network Fellow and former intelligence officer for the Department of Defense's Defense Intelligence Agency. International Studies Colloquium Lunchtime series
Topics: Iraq War, Intelligence services, CIA, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Steele’s talk explores unseen pressures on the academic performance of certain groups — groups whose abilities are negatively stereotyped, such as women in math and minorities in most academic fields. Claude Steele, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, was a Middlebury College Visiting Twilight Scholar from Sept. 21-23, 2008. Twilight Scholars Program
Topics: Intergroup relations, Group identity, Academic achievement, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Firsthand accounts of what happened in the December meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen and a discussion of what the negotiations mean for U.S. legislation and international climate change negotiations as a whole. Introductory remarks by Bill McKibben, Scholar-in-Residence in Environmental Studies. Panelists: Chris McGrory Klyza, Stafford Professor of Public Policy, Political Science and Environmental Studies; May Boeve '07; Rhidaya Trivedi '12;...
Topics: Climate change, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Environmental studies,...
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Research in occult practices actually revived during the Enlightenment. Using a segment of a book he is in the process of writing, Monod explores the reasons for occultism's positive image during this time period. Paul Monod is A. Barton Hepburn Professor of History at Middlebury College. This is his inaugural lecture. Filmed as a video; this is the audio portion only.
Topics: Enlightenment, Occultism, Gnosticism, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Visani discusses the attitude of church leaders toward the 1938 anti-Jewish laws of Mussolini, based on archival research conducted in the Vatican Secret Archives opened to scholars in September 2006. Sponsored by Departments of History and Italian, Cook Commons, Jewish Studies Program-Saltz Fund, and Rohatyn Center for International Affairs. Fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and lecturer in the Department of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Rome, La Sapienza....
Topics: History of Italy, Jewish history, Fascism, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Seeing an “emerging environmental tragedy of unprecedented proportions,” Speth says his aim is to describe a non-socialist alternative to capitalism. That alternative includes moving to a post-growth society and environmentally honest prices, curbing consumerism with a new ethic of sufficiency, rolling back growing corporate control of American political life, and addressing the enormous economic insecurity of the average person. “My point of departure is the momentous environmental...
Topics: Environmental degradation, Environmental policy, Climatic changes, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Seven Middlebury College faculty members present research in their individual fields of inquiry on the theme of climate change. Middlebury College faculty symposium. Middlebury College. Dept. of Physics Middlebury College. Dept. of Biology Middlebury College. Dept. of Geology Middlebury College. Dept. of Economics Middlebury College. Environmental Studies Program
Topics: Climate change, Global warming, Environmental studies, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Mr. Soltan explains the purpose of linguistic theories by focusing on the theory of universal grammar. He explains how it is exhibited across different languages and also how it may be applied to the study of child language or the stage during which children are first learning their languages. Usama Soltan is assistant professor of Arabic at Middlebury College. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is interested in cross-linguistic diversity of languages....
Topics: Language acquisition, Nativism (Psychology), Typology (Linguistics), Lectures, Middlebury College
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Davila discusses her recent book, which "unearths the competing interests and race-inflected ideological tendencies behind characterizations of Latino political identity in the mainstream media" --Publisher's Weekly Arlene Davila is Professor of Anthropology, Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She is the author of Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race (2008), Barrio Dreams: Puerto Ricans, Latinos and the Neoliberal City (2004), Latinos, Inc.: The...
Topics: Hispanic American consumers, market segmentation, Ethnic identity, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Explores the fate of Russian art collections and libraries following the Russian Revolution in 1917, the institutions and individuals responsible for their sale, and the prominent collectors, libraries, and museums that acquired them. Unlike the widely publicized controversy surrounding Soviet-Nazi war loot and its restitution, the sales of the inter-war period are not well known outside a small scholarly community. This talk reveals the extent of the Soviet government's voluntary 'realization'...
Topics: Soviet Union, Political art, Export marketing, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Ann Veneman, former director of UNICEF, addresses the Middlebury College Class of 2006.
Topics: Baccalaureate addresses, Globalization, Public service, Children
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Student presentation of medical expedition to Borneo to teach EMT procedures in a remote region of Borneo. Presented by Middlebury students Haik Kavookjian '09, Caleigh Waldman '10, Hannah Wilson '11, Stephen Heck '09, and Michael Chock '10.
Topics: Sarawak, Malaysia, Penan (Bornean people), Lectures, Middlebury College
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Jed Smith is a Managing Director of Catamount Ventures. Catamount is rooted in the in art and the creative process of company building and serves the gap in the market between angel investors and large venture funds. Prior to Catamount, in 1997 Jed was the founder of drugstore.com (NASDAQ: DSCM), and served on its board of directors. Prior to drugstore.com, Jed co-founded and spent four years at Cybersmith, a retail store chain that showcased the latest advances in information technology and...
Topics: Entrepeneurship, Environmental impact, Sustainable development, Lectures, Middlebury College
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An explanation of the strategic and political issues surrounding Iran's nuclear program, and the U.S. response. Farhang is an Iranian-born author and former diplomat. He served as revolutionary Iran's first ambassador to the United Nations and worked as a mediator in the early months of the Iran-Iraq war. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Nuclear nonproliferation, Nuclear nonproliferation--Goverment policy, Iran, Lectures, Middlebury...
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MacCormack addresses the role of the Save the Children Federation in managing the UN Millennium Development Goals. Charles MacCormack is President and CEO of Save the Children. International Studies Colloquium Lunchtime series
Topics: UN Millennium Project, NGOs, Asia, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Blittersdorf advocates for wind energy and other clean renewable energy sources. David Blittersdorf is C.E.O. of Earth Turbines, Inc. and the founder and co-owner of NRG Systems. Howard E. Woodin colloquium lecture series
Topics: Wind power, Electric power production, Energy industry, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Howard E. Woodin colloquium lecture series
Topics: Drug control, Colombia, Foriegn relations, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Gary Hirschberg, the organic yogurt producer, spoke to the debate surrounding genetically engineered (GE) crops, which, he said, pose problems from a freedom of choice perspective. Hirshberg spoke at length about the health benefits of organic, and about the advantages of limiting produce grown with potentially harmful chemicals, but he said that his is not an argument to exclude conventional growers — all he wants, he said, is to keep access to non-GE, organically farmed produce for those...
Topics: Food industry, Genetically modified foods, Organic farming, Lectures, Middlebury College
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This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a brief period for open discussion. Senior producer and reporter for Dubai-based Al-Arabiyya Television. Prior to joining Al-Arabbiya, he...
Topics: Terrorism, Mass media, Journalism, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
What can research tell us about the essential role sleep plays in helping us achieve our full learning potential? Study after study has shown that our brain performs crucial tasks of reviewing, organizing, and prioritizing while we sleep, consolidating what we have learned or practiced during the day. So the maximum benefit from studying or learning any sort of new skill takes place only after a good night's sleep. Dr. Attarian is Director of the Vermont Regional Sleep Center, and Assoc....
Topics: Sleep, Sleep deprivation, Psychology, Lectures, Middlebury College
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John Lewis Gaddis, Professor of History, Yale University, author of The U.S. and the Origins of the Cold War, We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History; The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past; and Surprise, Security, and the American Experience, discusses American grand strategy. Charles S. Grant memorial lectures. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: History, Modern history, United States, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.